Services for the week beginning 01/11/2015

Sunday 01/11/15

8 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Br Malcolm SSF
11 am: EMBODIED #4 with baptism, Officiant & Preacher: Malcolm Guite  ‘New Bodies’

In this EMBODIED service we look at the concept of “new bodies” – bodies new at birth, baptism and resurrection. We are delighted to welcome back Malcolm Guite to help us explore this theme. During the service it will also be our great pleasure to share in the baptism of Kate and Jonathan’s son, Wilfred.

5 pm: Evening Prayer with Compline; Officiant & Preacher: Br Chris Martin SSF ‘All Saints and All Souls’

This service will include a period of prayer to remember those who have died. If you would like someone to be remembered at this service please add their name to the list at the back of the church.


Monday 02/11/2015

9 pm: Student-led Taize service (contact Sophie


Friday 06/11/2015

10:30 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Alan Cole



From Friday 13th November the meditation group will be restarting. It will meet weekly at 5:30 for a brief introduction to silent prayer, half an hour’s prayer and then a space for sharing.

Services for the week beginning 25/10/2015

The Sunday services this week will be:
8am BCP Communion

11am Common Worship Communion
“Once for all” (Duncan Dormor)

5pm Meditative Eucharist
Berkeley Zych

We are hoping that the Meditation Group will restart on 13th November and will provide more details next week.

As usual at 10.30 on Friday Alan Cole will lead BCP Communion.


Services for this Sunday 18 October 2015

8am BCP Holy Communion (Brother Malcolm)

11am EMBODIED #3 “Body language”

The book of Esther is remarkable in many ways. It is the almost pantomime-esque narrative of a young Jewish girl who becomes a queen and ultimately plays a foremost role in saving her people from Haman, the villain of the piece. The drama unfolds through a sequence of communicative events in which nothing is said : Queen Vashti’s non-appearance, Xerxe’s acceptance of Esther, Haman’s (misinterpreted) bodily approach to her, the covering of Haman’s face, and so on. In this service, we will explore the implications of language mediated through the body. In a biblical book where one word – God – is notably absent, how are we to understand and respond to what is communicated to us when it is cast in terms of actions, not text?

This will be an EMBODIED service, following the style of the previous two such services that we had in July. We will have more musical elements, a discourse within the service, and the opportunity to explore the themes further in a smaller discussion group at the end.

5pm Evening prayer (Brother Chris Martin)


Services for Sunday 11th October 2015

8am : BCP Communion (Bro Malcolm)

11am : Contemplative Morning Prayer “Reflections on the reformation” (Martin Foord)

We are delighted to welcome Revd Dr Martin Foord to St Edward’s. He is currently visiting from the Perth Trinity Theological College, where he teaches systematic theology and church history. Martin wrote his doctorate on the doctrine of the Gospel during the medieval, reformation and early post-reformation periods, and he will draw on his expertise on the reformation in his sermon entitled “Reflections on the reformation”, a theme with which St Edward’s has an especial affinity.

The service will be one of Contemplative Morning Prayer, incorporating a new chant based on the hymn “My Song is Love Unknown”, poetry from Milton, a time of Lectio divina, and periods for quiet contemplation.

5pm : Taize service (Jillian Wilkinson)

What’s the point of the Book of Common Prayer

Over the summer, Radio 4 broadcast a series of programmes by Quentin Letts examining some of Britain’s cherished institutions. This one on the Book of Common Prayer is worth listening to if you haven’t heard it already.



Services for the week beginning 04/10/2015

Good morning,

This week we see the return of our 5pm Sunday service after the summer break with Br Chris Martin SSF celebrating the Feast of St Francis.


Sunday 04/10/15

8 am: BCP Communion; President & Preacher: Br Malcolm SSF
11 am: Common Worship Baptism; Officiant & Preacher: Stephen Plant “Living Stones”
5 pm:  Evening Prayer with Compline; Officiant & Preacher: Br Chris Martin SSF “Francis, rebuild my church”


Friday 09/10/2015

10:30 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Alan Cole